[pulseaudio-discuss] No sound with M-Audio Audiophile 2496

Kostas Gerontis gerontiskostas at gmail.com
Tue Jul 15 12:21:51 PDT 2008

Hey :) Thanks a lot for taking the time to reply :)
The irc channel seems kind of... too quiet, so i'll also give the pastebin
link here... I've highlighted the error messages:


I got kind of confused when trying to reach to a conclusion.

On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 11:13 AM, Colin Guthrie <gmane at colin.guthr.ie>

> Hello Kostas,
> Kostas Gerontis wrote:
> > Hello everyone, i'm new to this list :)
> Welcome :)
> > Basically, the reason that I signed up here has to do with finding a
> > solution for the following problem:
> >
> > I have a soundcard M-Audio Audiophile 24/96 and I can't get it to work
> > properly with Pulse Audio, both in Ubuntu Hardy and Fedora 9.
> >
> > I add myself in the 3 Pulseaudio groups, I enable everything in the
> > Pulseaudio Preferences (if i don't, the testing section of Gnome sound
> > preferences will give me an error ). It seems to work, I can see the
> > monitor doing something when sound is played, but I can't hear it. The
> > sound works nice when I switch to Alsa only. I believe the problem is
> > related to Rtp, since it's the only output recognized, as I can see in
> > PulseAudio Manager. I'd really appreciate any help. Let me note here
> > that when the login screen appears, a sound can be heard. I can also
> > hear sounds with flash videos and VideoLan media player, but probably
> > because they bypass Pulse Audio settings somehow and use Alsa by
> default...?
> There is a chance that when your system starts, some sort of system
> device, using ALSA problably is getting access to the audio hardware and
> when pulse starts up, it cannot get control of it. Pulse needs to get
> control of the hardware during startup to initialise itself. It will
> release it again shortly afterwards to let pure alsa apps function as
> normal (albeit blocking pluse output).
> Generally it's recommeneded to route alsa's "default" output to
> pulseaudio and thus everything works nicely together.
> Anyway, to help debug your problem, once you've logged in, kill the
> running pulseaudio process (pulseaudio -k) and start a new one with
> pulseaudio -vvv and paste the output to a pastebin somewhere and put the
> link in this mail..
> You can also join us on IRC over at #pulseaudio on Freenode which may be
> a little more interactive :)
> Take care
> Col
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